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國際乒聯宣佈2017年巡迴賽舉辦城市

The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is excited to announce the 12 cities that will host the new and improved 2017 ITTF World Tour events.

The revamped ITTF World Tour will have a new logo, new branding and a new structure to better promote table tennis globally.

On the announcement, ITTF Marketing Director Steve DAINTON stated: “In 2016, we have worked hard to look at ways to push the World Tour product forward, with new partners and new conditions, the desire to host events has dramatically increased and we are so pleased to see conditions such as prize money increasing as well. We will now push forward to ensure events can grow both in terms of popularity and commercially so that over time we can showcase international table tennis more regularly throughout the year.”

The 2017 World Tour will be split into two tiers, six ITTF World Tour Platinum events, which is the new top tier of the World Tour, and six regular ITTF World Tour events.

There was an unprecedented amount of bids to be a part of the new ITTF World Tour, with the result being a higher prize money pool for all players.

The six ITTF World Tour Platinum events will have higher prize money, and be of a higher level organisation, which will ensure the attendance of the world’s best players, resulting in more international exposure for the hosts.

The six cities that have won the right to host a 2017 ITTF World Tour Platinum event are:

  • Doha, Qatar: 23-26 February 2017
  • Tokyo, Japan: 16-18 June 2017
  • Chengdu, China: 22-25 June 2017
  • Gold Coast, Australia: 29 June – 2 July 2017
  • Linz, Austria: 1- 3 September 2017
  • Magdeburg, Germany 10-12 November 2017

The regular ITTF World Tour events are:

  • Budapest, Hungary: 19-22 January 2017
  • New Delhi, India: 16-19 February 2017
  • Incheon, Korea: 20-23 April 2017
  • Olomouc, Czech Republic: 24-27 August 2017
  • Panagyurishte, Bulgaria: 7-10 September 2017
  • Stockholm, Sweden: 16-19 November 2017

Australia & Austria move up to the top World Tour tier for the first time, after successfully hosting regular lower-tiered World Tour events. India joins the ITTF World Tour for the first time, with New Delhi hosting the breakthrough event in February next year.

The 12 events all offer World Tour Standings points, which will be used to determine the top 16 players that qualify for the World Tour Grand Finals, to be held from 14-17 December 2017 in a location to be determined.

 

 

國際乒聯宣佈2017年12個獲得舉辦世界巡迴賽的城市

新一輪的巡迴賽將有一個新的標誌,旗號和組織以更好地推進全球的乒乓球運動。

乒聯的營運總監Steve Dainton在宣佈這個消息時說: 『在2016,我們已經盡力尋找推進世界巡迴賽的方式,有了新的合作夥伴和新的條件,期待舉辦活動的熱望以及我們非常高興看到的加大了獎金等新措施。我們現在積極推動以保證這些活動將更受歡迎和更有經濟效益,讓我們可以全年舉辦更多的國際賽事。』

2017世界巡迴賽將分為兩個層次,6個新創的高級白金賽事及6個普通賽事。

這次舉辦新一輪世界巡迴賽的申請數量之多前所未有,結果是每個獲獎的球員將得到較高額的獎金。

6個白金賽事的獎金更多,組織層級也較高以吸引世界上最好的球員參賽,提高舉辦城市的知名度。

6個獲得舉辦2017年度白金賽事的城市是:

  • 卡達爾的多哈:2月23~26日
  • 日本的東京:6月16~18日
  • 中國的成都:6月22~25日
  • 澳洲的黃金海岸:6月29日~7月2日
  • 奧地利的林茨:9月1~3日
  • 德國的馬格德堡:11月10~12日

舉辦普通巡迴賽的城市是:

  • 匈牙利的布達佩斯:1月19~22日
  • 印度的新德里:2月16~19日
  • 南韓的仁川:4月20~23日
  • 捷克的奧洛莫茨:8月24~27日
  • 保加利亞的Panagyurishte:11月9月7~10日
  • 瑞典的斯德哥爾摩:11月16~19日

澳洲和奧地利繼成功舉辦過普通賽事後,第一次升級到舉辦高級的巡迴賽事。印度的新德里將於明年2月首次舉辦賽事。

這12個巡迴賽的排名積分將用於決定參加2017年12月14~17日期間巡迴賽總決賽的首16名選手,該總決賽的地點待決。

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